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by   charles (chuck)   feldner
- "story about bobby thompsons ..."

by   glenn   doty
- "The history is true. Clint ..."

by   Edward   Phinney
- "I remember writing "1938" ..."

by     fred giveans
- "That was my dads station. He w"


Clint's Esso station at the corner of Orchard and Oakland.

Barry Gordon relates a story about Clint's Esso in a recent email:

    I was just telling a friend about walking downtown after school from Hamilton Avenue and stopping at Buttercup Givean's gas station to hear Russ Hodges announce Bobby Thompson's home run, "....the Giants win the pennant, the Giants win the pennant.." and here you have a photo of exactly where I heard that (Clint's Esso). Who was Clint?

Thanks Barry for the interesting piece of history. I had forgotten the name "Buttercup." I'm guessing that was Clint. Maybe someone will tell us.

Sorry, I was a bit mixed up. Apparently "Buttercup" Giveans owned the station at the time of the Giants-Dogers playoff and it was later sold to Clint Doty, husband of Marcella Doty, a WHS English teacher. I believe that they were parents of Glen Doty, early 1950s WHS athlete and later a sports reporter for the Middletown Hearld/Record. ... from Roy Elston's Storefront Gallery



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Orange County, NY in the 40s and 50s
This comment from charles (chuck) feldner -
story about bobby thompsons shot heard round the world doesn't quite jive. we moved into the house at 23 orchard street in april 1954 and the old oakland hotel was still standing where buttercups station is shown. buttercup was walt giveans. he later worked for and retired from the school district. clint doty bought the station from buttercup in the 60's. house on left was owned by gordon schmick until his death a few years ago. the old carraige house for the oakland hotel is now three apartments.

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